The Festivus Waste Report is here! It shines a spotlight on some of the wasteful spending and misplaced priorities that have helped the federal government place taxpayers on the hook for a debt that is rapidly closing in on $22 trillion. Read more here: https://t.co/fk6FePGBnn
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 21, 2018
This year’s installment includes $75,691 wasted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to blast lizards with high-powered leaf blowers and $874,503 spent by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the sexual habits of quails on cocaine.
— White Coat Waste Project (@WhiteCoatWaste) December 22, 2018
As WCW told the Independent Journal Review,
From blasting lizards with leaf blowers to hooking horny quails on cocaine, Senator Rand Paul’s Waste Report provides a crucial roadmap for identifying reckless federal programs that belong on the chopping block, including some of the $15 billion in tax dollars wasted on animal experiments each year. This annual catalog of boondoggles is one of the many reasons why we’re proud to recognize Sen. Paul in 2017 with our Waste Warrior award.
Sen. Paul is also leading efforts to increase transparency about spending on these kinds of wasteful projects, including by securing a federal audit of violations of spending disclosure laws first uncovered by WCW.
Tell Congress to pass the COST Act (S. 807) to permanently require all taxpayer-funded animal experimenters to publicly disclose the cost of their wasteful projects!